The state of the Catholic School System has been in need of a revamp since the 70’s. There are good schools & not so good schools. The problem I see all arround: When a farmer plants seeds, he does not just throw them anyplace on the ground & hope for the best. And that has been what is taking place in the Catholic Schools for some time.
When Religion Class is placed with Art & Gym on the Report Card, it shows the same way in the school and because everything else is more important, reading, writing, math, etc, Religion is placed on the back burner and in some Catholic Schools, only taught once a week. If we are called to place God First, why are we teaching our Children to place Him last? If the Catholic Schools are to be teaching the next generation of Soldiers for Christ, you have to ask yourself, what kind of boot camp only trains its soldiers once a week?
Religion, and GOD, need to be brought back INTO the First Light. Meaning the faith should be taught DAILY, Altar Servers prep class should be mandatory and an since we have the CCC, like public schools, it should be MANDATORY to have to pass a test on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is the Constitution of the Church, in order to graduate, like public schools require children to pass the constitution test. Or used to, in order to graduate.
Back to the Farmer at the beginning of this that I mentioned: When a “Farmer” plants “Seeds”, he checks them daily as they are growing. He makes sure they have enough “water” and “food” for the journey to become “Adult” plants to produce a BUMPER CROP! If he does not do this, the farmer starves as not name plants grow to see adulthood and end up as food for the “animals”. If a Roman Catholic School is only teaching children about God Once a Week, what makes the school any different than a Public School where children can attend RCIA once a week? Come on!
“You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress. Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines, though on the day you set them out, you make them grow, and on the morning when you plant them, you bring them to bud, yet the harvest will be as nothing in the day of disease and incurable pain.” Isaiah 17:12-11